Duty Free Border Downtown | Grupo Liverpool

Travel Retail Operators

Travel Retail Operators

Grupo Liverpool

Although Grupo Liverpool is named after the famous British city it is a Mexican department store retail company, based in that country. The stores trade under two names, Liverpool y Fábricas de Francia and they have shops located in the key tax-free zones (Zonas Libres) of Cancun, Kukculcan, Los Cabos, Tijuana and Playa del Carmen. All these stores are located in major tourist locations where there is a low or zero tax environment and sell the full range of perfumes, cosmetics, gifts and electrical products.

The actual tax status of some of these goods is ambiguous and different to the usual airport or airline retail, where goods are sold directly without tax or duty. Liverpool’s “duty free” stores are best described as downtown stores, such as those found in Asia, with the local sales tax not added to the price.

Tourists and business travellers all seek a bargain on their travels, hence the many questions related to tax-free and duty-free shopping.

'Where are the best duty free prices, buying a TV duty-free, list of shops, store hours, carrying liquids thru, can you shop at?', these are just some of the questions we receive on the subject.

Our suggestion is to search your travel shopping requirements by destination or carrier, rather than by brand or product. The reason being that duty-free prices and rules vary by country or even your mode of transport. So, check your destination first, by using the search facility provided above.

The duty free on arrival global search 'App' for phone and tablet is now available in Android version beta v1, we are working hard to make it the best travel shopping site and mobile App available, the Apple/iOS version will follow soon. You will be able to search the globe from your phone for duty-free shops at your destination, on planes, boats, airports or border stores. To download the app click the image below to check before you fly!